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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Emmy's Equal...Review

About the book:
Get ready for a suspenseful romantic adventure deep in the heart of Texas. Emmy Dane doesn’t want to give up her petticoats and frills for boots and spurs when her family decides to take up ranching in South Texas. Diego Marcelo’s mother tells him God will soon deliver him from his loneliness—but he assures her he has no need of deliverance . . .that is, until Emmy disrupts the entire way of life at the ranch. Can Diego put his jealousy aside before time runs out? And will Emmy admit she’s found her match in the stubborn foreman?

After a slow start, this one picked up and was enjoyable. The characters were likeable and grow on you. Diego Marcelo is the strong, handsome, exotic ranch foreman who is like a second son to the ranch owner. He is also best friends with the owner's son Cuddy. When Emmy and her family arrive at the Twisted-R ranch for a visit, both men are immediately taken with her beauty. And, Emmy is the spoiled little girl who, predictably, grows up and wins the heart of Diego.

Diego's heritage is Hispanic and Native-American and the look into the differences in culture was interesting.

With cattle drives, prairie fires, rustlers and thieves, this South Texas adventure is somewhat predictable, but also entertaining and a nice diversion. It's an easy, Christian read. Not too preachy, but God is definitely a part of some of the characters' lives.

This is the third book in the Texas Fortunes series. I have not read the first two, and while having that back story is always nice, this stands alone well.

Thanks to First Wildcard and Angie Brillhart of Barbour Publishing for the opportunity to review this book. You can find out more about Marcia Gruver here. You can read the first chapter here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 10/09

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3/5 Stars

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